TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The world would be a much better place if everyone handled tough situations as well as Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.
Hurts started the National Championship Game against Georgia, but was replaced by Tagovailoa at the start of the second half.
Tagovailoa won Offensive MVP honors after tossing 3 touchdown passes in Alabama’s 26-23 overtime victory over the Bulldogs.
The talented freshman took to Twitter and delivered a strong showing of support for Hurts on Thursday.
“Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if this man led us to the National Championship. And for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too. You either WITH US or AGAINST US. Love you 2 #BigBroLittle Bro,” Tagovailoa posted.
Tired of people not appreciating the fact that if this man led us to the National Championship. And for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too. You either WITH US or AGAINST US. Love you 2 🐐#BigBroLittleBro @JalenHurts pic.twitter.com/ExjHAB7yHh
— Tua Tagovailoa (@Tuaamann_) January 11, 2018
Hurts and Tagovailoa have both been class personified throughout the entire process. Hurts visibly supported Tagovailoa throughout the second half of the game Monday night, and often was the first to congratulate him or pick him up when the freshman returned to the sideline.
During his news conference Tuesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban made a point to stress that Alabama hasn’t decided on what the team will do at the quarterback position next season.
“Look, we have two good quarterbacks on our team, no doubt,” Saban said. “Both of them made a great contribution to the success of the team this year. I think that we haven’t really made a decision about that. I don’t think it’s imperative that we make one right now.
“We’ve got two fine young men who really respect each other and have worked hard to help each other all year long. Hopefully we’ll be able to continue to do that in the future.”
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) January 11, 2018